Go! Team

Thursday, March 23 by Brian Pan

Go! Team is an inventive band from the UK that released their first album "Thunder, Lightning, Strike" late 2004 in the US. It was created by Ian Parton at first with songs created from a diverse collection of samples but now with a full band of instruments just as varied.

If anything was ever infectious pop, this is. Go! Team is fronted by Ninja who's vocals are a blend of Salt-N-Peppa, cheerleader, and Jackson 5. The band has a sound that is a mash of Beck, disco, funk, pop, and hip hop. And by mash I don't mean the fad of putting 2 random albums together to make one spectacularly crappy album. I mean cutting-and-pasting, layering, smooshing together everything and the kitchen sink. You'd think the result would be a giant train wreck but somehow they manage to keep it all headed in the right direction.

It might be a little strange at first but give it a minute. : )

Bottle Rocket
Get It Together
Ladyflash video

There's a couple of live sets and an interview on the 24 January podcast of KCRW's Morning Becomes Eclectic.


Blogger yodaslap said...

bottle rocket was a bit too chaotic for me, but get it together wasnt bad. partially because there were no vocals :)

3/28/2006 6:58 PM

Blogger ernie said...

one of the reviewers on amazon said "way too much originality!." its a bit of an oxymoronic statement. i think its funny that this album was released late 2005. it sounds like it came straight out of the early hip hop days. except with the editing tools of today.

3/28/2006 10:04 PM


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